Started in January 2010
County Rd 12 from Fairway Dr to the Foley Beach Expressway (11 flags needed) and Co Rd 20 from Clubhouse Dr to Foley Beach Express (22 flags needed) is not Lakeview Estates property therefore they could not pay for flags. I got approval from Jody Taylor (EMC Operations MGA/Lakeview Resident) to put American Flags on the way to the Foley Beach Express. I got donations for the Flags, brackets and poles.
Since 2010 I have tried different things (i.e. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Madre Gras along with American Flag banners). Due to me getting older now only put out the 33 American Flags.
Starting in July 2015 doing nothing but the American Flags.
If I buy good quality embroiled American Flags they fade from sun before they wear out. I normally get the very inexpensive flags from the Navy Base Commissary in Pensacola from a retired Lakeview Resident. I now have Dale Sharp helping me put together the Flags, put them out and take them down. The Commissary flags are Valley Forge Flags, 3' X 5' polycotton made in the USA and only cost $6.99 or $7.99 each with no tax. We have to add two additional grommets per flag to attach them to the design that I use with plastic ties. I need several new brackets that are broken, more grommets, plastic ties and 33 flags.
The last American Flags I bought was from Harbor Freight and they were stitched and embroiled. That is what I am looking at this time but have new stitching on the end of the flags for reinforcement.
Will be looking for donations to pay for them once they are completed.